S. P. Jananathan was born on 7 May 1959. He is a director and producer. His first film as director – Iyarkai (2003). Prior to becoming a director, he worked as an assistant to directors like B. Lenin, Bharathan, Vincent Selva and Keyar. He has also served as the treasurer of the Tamil Film Directors’ Union. S. P. Jananathan turned producer with the movie Purampokku.